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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Holus,-eris (s.n.III), abl. sg. holere, nom. & acc. pl. holera, gen. pl. holerum, dat. & abl. holeribus (olus,-eris (s.n.III), abl. sg. olere): kitchen or garden herbs of any kind; vegetables, esp. cabbage, colewort, turnips, greens. (Lewis & Short);

- olera praemordica, vegetables or greens “of which only the tops are eaten (e.g. asparagus)” (Lewis & Short).

NOTE: classically the noun appears to be a conflation of at least three different declensions: apparently Holus, gen. sg. holeris, but the other forms conform to the second declension: e.g. gen. pl. holerorum, dat pl. holeris.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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